In a letter on the company's website, Sezmi said it dropped the direct-to-consumer portion of its business as it changes "its business focus to providing our product and technology platform to service providers, internationally and in the U.S., who are interested in providing broadband video services to their customers."
Sezmi customers will no longer be billed for Sezmi service, and the programming guide and recording function on the media recorder will be deactivated on Sept. 26.
Movies and shows already saved to the recorder and YouTube access will not be affected.
"Thank you for having allowed us to serve you," stated Sezmi's letter to its customers. "We sincerely appreciate the enthusiasm and loyalty our customers have shown. Sezmi was launched to provide customers a new video entertainment choice that provides a premium video experience at a more affordable price. With our new company focus, we will continue to develop our video solutions and provide them to service providers who will be in a better position to offer the service to much broader customer base."